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Sat April 30, 2011
Gov. Snyder hears some jeering at U of M commencement
Governor Rick Snyder heard from his critics as he delivered the University of Michigan’s commencement address today.
A grey, overcast, chilly morning welcomed graduates and their families to Michigan Stadium for the Spring commencement. Later the sun came out and warmed the crowd, though Governor Rick Snyder probably still felt a slight chill from part of the crowd.
Some students jeered. A handful stood with their backs to the governor as he spoke.
Snyder’s commencement address only vaguely touched on the challenges he faces as governor. He spent most of his speech recalling his own days as a student at U of M and encouraging students to continue to explore as their lives move forward.
In the end, the crowd applauded the governor.